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Preliminary Report on Consolidated Sales Figures and Non-Consolidated Earnings Results (Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017)

DISCO Corporation today released a preliminary report of consolidated sales figures and non-consolidated earnings results for the full year (4Q) of fiscal year 2017. The official financial results for the full year of fiscal year 2017 will be reported on May 9, 2018 to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1. Quarterly Consolidated Sales Figure of Fiscal Year 2017
(Millions of yen)
1Q 2Q 1H 3Q 4Q 2H Full Year
Fiscal Year 2017 (A) 44,414 42,115 86,529 40,451 40,383 80,835 167,364
(Reference) Fiscal Year 2016 (B) 31,273 33,964 65,238 30,198 38,767 68,966 134,204
YoY Change (A/B) 42.0% 24.0% 32.6% 34.0% 4.2% 17.2% 24.7%
QoQ Change 14.6% (5.2%) (3.9%) (0.2%)
Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter amounted to ¥40,383 million: a year-on-year increase of 4.2%, and a quarter-on-quarter decrease of 0.2%. Consolidated net sales for the entire fiscal year were ¥167,364 million, which is equivalent to 101.8% of the most recent forecast (net sales of ¥164,300 million).
2. Quarterly Non-Consolidated Earnings Results of Fiscal Year 2017
(Millions of yen)
1Q 2Q 1H 3Q 4Q 2H Full Year
Sales (D) 37,645 35,690 73,336 34,096 34,459 68,556 141,892
Operating Income (E) 11,392 10,131 21,523 8,733 8,590 17,323 38,846
Ordinary Income (F) 13,172 10,132 23,305 8,752 10,282 19,035 42,340
Net Income (G) 9,758 6,998 16,757 5,583 7,997 13,581 30,338
Operating Income Margin (E/D) 30.3% 28.4% 29.3% 25.6% 24.9% 25.3% 27.4%
Ordinary Income Margin (F/D) 35.0% 28.4% 31.8% 25.7% 29.8% 27.8% 29.8%
Net Income Margin (G/D) 25.9% 19.6% 22.8% 16.4% 23.2% 19.8% 21.4%
Despite the decrease in GP ratio for non-consolidated sales in the fourth quarter (January to March) compared to the previous quarter due to changes to the product mix, there was only a slight decrease in operating income due to a decrease in selling, general, and administration expenses (SG&A). On the other hand, ordinary income increased due to receiving a subsidy.

In non-consolidated figures for the entire fiscal year, the operating income increased significantly compared to last year due to an increase in both sales and the GP ratio. As a result, an operating income, ordinary income, and net income of 100.4%, 103.0%, and 103.2% respectively were achieved compared to the non-consolidated forecasts for the entire fiscal year (¥38,700 million, ¥41,100 million, and ¥29,400 million), setting new records in each of the income categories that were significantly higher than the previous records.
Purpose of the Preliminary Report
DISCO Corporation makes preliminary reports on non-consolidated sales, earnings results, and consolidated sales as soon as they are tabulated. The preliminary reports are intended to deliver real time information on the financial results of our company to investors. The above preliminary report of sales is based on certain information available to DISCO at the time of announcement, and actual operating results may differ from the preliminary report due to various factors.
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